Item No: frk01300
Title: Marriage Certificate (Trauschein) for Johannes Stozer (?) and Ehlisabeth Stimmes
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Es haben \ Ihren Ehren und Hochzeit Tag gehalden als \ Johannes Stozer (?) mit \ Ehlisabeth Stimmessin und \ sind cobliert worden im Jahr unsers \ Herren Jesu 1777 den 27 februari \ von erwerdiger Prödiger \ Weinberg
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der hochzeit tecks war I Buch mosi 2 cab 18 verst und gott der herr sprach es ist nicht gut das der mensch allein seä
Their wedding day was held by Johannes Stozer (?) with Ehlisabeth Stimmessin and they were married in the year of our Lord Jesus 1777 on the 27th of February by the honorable Pastor Weinberg.
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The wedding text was 1 Moses 2:18. And God the Lord spoke, it is not good for man to be alone.
Marriage Certificate (Trauschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in German script is in the lower center of the document. In the upper center is a crown. Both are below an arched border that is inscribed by text in German script. In the lower corners are two birds, and in the upper corners are various flowers, including tulips.
The colors and bird motifs are similar to those used by Friedrich Krebs, while the rosettes relate to ones drawn by an unknown artist on a birth and baptismal certificate for Johannes Stotzer, born 11/15/1751 in Strasburg, New Jersey. This Johannes Stotzer may be related to the Johannes Stotzer who was married in 1777 as recorded on this marriage certificate.
Corinne and Russell Earnest, Fraktur: Folk Art and Family (Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1999), see p. 51 for related example.
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State/Province:[Pennsylvania or New Jersey]
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